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Origami Letter Holder

Written By: Ram

SUMMARY

Here I am going to show you how to fold a 2-compartment/pocket letter holder through some
basic origami folds. This is an easy project so even kids can do it and organize their things
better.

Step 1 — Origami Letter Holder

• Things Needed

• Handmade paper 23" x 30" [any
thick paper will do]

• Double Tape

• Ruler or Measuring Tape

• Marker

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Step 2

• Measurements

• Firstly, take a look at the
letters/envelopes lying around in
your house to get an idea of how
deep the compartments/pockets
should be.

• With some experimentation I
found that pockets with a depth
equal to half the length of the
letters/envelopes will hold them
best.

• I decided to make the top pocket
for the bigger letters/envelopes
and the lower pocket for the
smaller ones.

• Smaller letters/envelopes are of
size 6" [approx.] and bigger ones
are 8" [approx.].

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Step 3

# Mark and Fold the paper

• Basically, by doing fan-folds on the paper length-wise we should be able to get the basic
form in shape. Fan-folds are nothing but alternate mountain & valley folds.

• For the given sizes of letter/envelope, mark the points at the given distances along the
length of the paper.

• Make the mountain folds at 6" & 17" along the length of the paper (measurements are
from the base).

• Make the valley folds at 9" & 21" along the length of the paper (measurements are from
the base).

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Step 4

• Lock the model

• At this point all 4 edges are open; let us close them.

• Now turn the paper over and valley-fold about 1" of the top and bottom edges.

• For the right edge, valley-fold at an angle so that bottom part (2") is farther inside than
the top part (1"). Repeat the same on the left edge.

• Crease firmly. While doing this the side edges will tend to go out, which is OK. This will
give an extra bit of room in the pocket.

• You'll find the top corners falling outside the top edge line. Bring the corners inside by
tucking them in.

• The letter holder is now ready and should look like an inverted trapezium.

• Dimensions of the finished model are - Top length: 21"; Bottom length: 19"; Height: 13".
[Note: folding the sides at an angle would give it some interesting shape rather than
keeping it just a rectangle.]

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Step 5

• Stick it!

• Put some double-stick tape on
the back side and stick it on the
wall/door.

• Your origami letter holder is

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